The Dunning-Kruger paradox

The Dunning–Kruger effect is

a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average.


The Dunning–Kruger paradox is the illusory superiority of those who know of the Dunning–Kruger effect, mistakenly rating their knowledge higher than those who do not know it.

Further recursion steps are not allowed.

Di Stefano Costa

Archaeologist, I work in Liguria where I live with my family. In my studies, I spent most of my energies with the Late Antique and Early Medieval/Byzantine period on the northern side of the Mediterranean, focusing on pottery usage patterns. I'm also involved in open source and open knowledge initiatives.

2 commenti

  1. btw, did you mean ‘ignore’ or ‘do not know’? ‘Ignorare’ has both meanings in Italian but in English ‘ignore’ only means to disregard or to pay no attention to.
    Yours is still a useful paradox.

  2. Thank you, I actually meant “do not know” (I guess I was under the Dunning-Kruger effect?). I will update the text accordingly.

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